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Over 200 million Indians had high Blood Pressure in 2015: Lancet – The Indian Express

Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016

Air pollutants like dirt, dust and smoke ten to increase blood pressure risks. (Source: Thinkstock Images) India recorded 200 million persons in India with high blood pressure a key risk factor for heart attack in 2015 while China reported 226 million, says a study. Globally, the number of people with high blood pressure has almost doubled in 40 years to 1.13 billion in 2015, with the majority of them in…

British Medical Journal calls for legalisation of drugs – The Independent

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The British Medical Journal has called for the legalisation of illicit drugs for the first time. Prohibition laws have failed to curb either supply or demand, reduce addiction, cut violence or reduce profits for organised crime, the journal argued, saying the so-called ‘War on Drugs’ had been a failure. It said the ban on the production, supply, possession and use of some drugs for non-medical purposes was causing huge harm. …

British Medical Journal advocates legalisation of drugs for first time – Evening Standard

Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Doctors should back the legalisation of drugs, the British Medical Journal has said in an unprecedented move. An editorial in the BMJ – the country’s most widely-read medical journal – argued that laws against drug use have harmed people across the world and that doctors have “ethical responsibilities” to campaign for change. Drug addiction must be viewed as a health problem and police involvement must end, the editorial said. It…

Lancet launches climate health impact ‘countdown’ – Business Green

Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Lancet has today launched a major global research initiative to track and analyse the impacts of climate change on public health. Unveiled on the sidelines of the COP22 Summit in Marrakesh, The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change will bring together leading experts and 16 research institutions to provide an annual update on climate health impacts and other related trends, such as air pollution, which…

Lancet launches climate health impact ‘countdown’ – Business Green

Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016

The Lancet has today launched a major global research initiative to track and analyse the impacts of climate change on public health. Unveiled on the sidelines of the COP22 Summit in Marrakesh, The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change will bring together leading experts and 16 research institutions to provide an annual update on climate health impacts and other related trends, such as air pollution, which…

Global experts launch Lancet Countdown in response to climate change health crisis – Medical Xpress

Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016

The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is being launched today (Monday 14th Nov) at the COP22 climate talks taking place in Morocco. An international, multi-disciplinary research initiative, it brings together leading experts to track and analyse the impacts of climate change on public health. The Lancet Countdown will report annually in The Lancet. With input from 48 leading experts from across the world, some 16 institutions…

Lancet launches climate health impact ‘countdown’ – Business Green

Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016

The Lancet has today launched a major global research initiative to track and analyse the impacts of climate change on public health. Unveiled on the sidelines of the COP22 Summit in Marrakesh, The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change will bring together leading experts and 16 research institutions to provide an annual update on climate health impacts and other related trends, such as air pollution, which…

BRIC Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose Device (SMBG) (Test Strips, Lancet, Meter) Market & Forecast 2015-2020 … – Yahoo Finance

Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2016

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “BRIC Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose Device (SMBG) (Test Strips, Lancet, Meter) Market & Forecast” report to their offering. Brazil, Russia, India & China together have a diabetic population close to 200 Million in 2015. Russia has the highest market share in Blood Glucose Test Strips and Blood Glucose Lancet market. Whereas China dominates the Blood Glucose Meter market share. The…

Cervical cancer set to rise by 25pc by 2030: Lancet – Financial Express Bangladesh

Posted: Thursday, November 03, 2016

Cervical cancer cases could rise by at least 25 per cent by 2030 if urgent action is not taken, a new study published by the Lancet warned Wednesday. The Lancet study finds that routine human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination of girls in the world’s poorest countries over the next four years could prevent 600,000 future cervical cancer deaths globally. The majority of cervical cancer cases are preventable, thanks…

Scientists hail first successful treatment for children with autism – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Friday, October 28, 2016

Dr Catherine Aldred, Consultant Speech and Language Therapist, Stockport NHS Trust and University of Manchester, said: “This is about raising their interactions to a ‘super’ level.” The difficulties of communicating with children with severe autism were such that specialist skills were required, using training from therapists, she said. “They [children with autism] need more than ‘good enough’ they need exceptional,” she said, describing such methods as helping parents to “press…

Poverty limits potential of 250m children – Lancet study – Vanguard

Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

By Sola Ogundipe NO less than 250 million young children across the world are unlikely to fulfil their potential as adults because of stunting and extreme poverty, according to a new Lancet series just released. Children affected by poverty While countries like South Africa and Uganda are making progress, Nigeria, 3 others, are at the bottom rung of countries with the highest prevalence of children living in extreme poverty or…

How Back Pain Took Over the World – The Atlantic

Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016

To find out why, I called Theo Vos, a professor of global health at the University of Washington and an author of the Global Burden study. He dismissed my first theory, that computers were causing our musculoskeletal issues. After all, in 1990 far fewer people spent their days glued to a screen, yet back pain was still a major problem. Plus, jobs in the service or agriculture industries are the…

No Baby Boom Under Two-Child Policy, Says Lancet Study – Sixth Tone

Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016

A year after China’s universal two-child policy was approved, British medical journal The Lancet has released a study forecasting that the resulting population increase will not be significant in the short term.  According to the study published Thursday, China’s population will peak at 1.45 billion in 2029, compared to 1.4 billion in 2023 if the two-child policy had not been enacted and the previous regulations, which allowed…

Cars vs. health: Lancet series on urban planning, public health – Medical Xpress

Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016

Automobiles—and the planning and infrastructure to support them—are making our cities sick, says an international group of researchers now publishing a three-part series in the British medical journal The Lancet. University of Washington professors Anne Vernez Moudon and Andrew Dannenberg are co-authors of the first of this series that explores these connections and suggests several planning alternatives for better health. The Lancet published the series on Sept. 23 and…